This year’s Sustainable Aviation Symposium Program, Chaired by Dr. Brien Seeley, features renowned leaders from technology sectors relevant to the electric aviation movement. Please join our faculty for cutting edge and visionary presentations on the sustainable transformation of aviation.
Flying non-stop across the Atlantic for Charles Lindbergh was difficult on the man, the machine and on technology. Once engine endurance improved, the only thing left to prove that cargo and passengers could move safely across the Atlantic – non-stop – with only human endurance as the last barrier to... Read More
The increasing electrification of aircraft systems from actuators to “green taxi” and main electric propulsion typifies a wide field for interdisciplinary research. The German Aerospace Center in Stuttgart, mainly represented by the “energy systems integration” group at the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics intensified its activities since 2007 in this interesting... Read More
New materials and technologies are enabling a push toward cleaner, quieter, urban air transport solutions and greater e-mobility. However, challenges from regulatory and environmental issues surrounding urban air operations and historical aviation experience, require us to consider the ‘bigger picture’ in order to deliver viable air transport solutions. Faradair® is... Read More
Alta Devices will present its latest Gen 4 high-efficiency lightweight solar technology developed especially for things that fly. The new platform offers even lower weight, reduced thickness and supports higher-efficiency multijunction solar cell designs.
There is much current hype about eVTOLs. But how realistic is their potential for development as PAVs when compared to USTOL aircraft? This presentation provides the results of analysis that predicts the best possible performance (range and number of passengers versus power and energy required) for both eVTOL and USTOL... Read More
This paper focuses on design considerations for “extremely low noise”, electric propeller driven aircraft and the challenges of achieving such low noise. Propeller noise theory will be briefly reviewed, followed by parametric studies of key design variables that are important for low noise, such as tip speed, number of blades,... Read More
Tire-pavement noise can be the prevailing noise source when aircraft are ground borne in communities. This presentation will discuss quieter pavement and barrier technology and the impact of reducing aircraft noise in communities during ground borne activities.
This presentation will discuss the promise and progress of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. More than 65 eVTOL concepts are being studied around the world, with several advanced prototypes already conducting impressive passenger-carrying flights. Companies like Uber, Airbus, Bell, Joby and Kitty Hawk are competing to develop the... Read More
Electric propulsion and autonomous flight promise to give the world of aviation two new markets: urban air mobility and regional sky transit. This presentation will compare these two markets in terms of their size, profitability, societal benefits and the mission requirements of their respective aircraft.
This presentation on practical and classical aerodynamics covers a range of little-known but fundamental data and methods key to the aerodynamic design of airfoils, wings, and rotors. Both vortex-integration and blade-element methods are reviewed, validated by data, and applied to evaluate aircraft and rotor aero loads. The methods are then... Read More
The ubiquitous permanent-magnet brushless motor-generator and bi-directional power conditioning are reviewed and optimized as a system, including the battery, with the aid of simple circuit modeling validated by test data. A notional low-speed “regen” electric aircraft is introduced, applying the proposed method of electrical-power optimization and using its rotors as... Read More
This presentation addresses the design and planning aspects of future “air piers” for Urban Air Mobility (UAM). First, the presentation reviews critical issues faced by airport and heliport planners and designers in the last 50 years. It pays special attention to previous UAM concepts developed in the USA, such as... Read More
For the first time in half a century, real transformative innovations are coming to our world of passenger transportation. The convergence of new shared mobility services with automated and electric vehicles promises to significantly reshape our lives and communities for the better—or for the worse. The dream scenario could bring... Read More